Norway's native people get tips from Israel to preserve language

03/6/2012 | Washington Post, The

The indigenous Sami people live in northern Scandinavia and Russia, and the modern day descendants of reindeer herders fear their language and culture might be fading. A group of Sami leaders traveled to Jerusalem to see the efforts Israelis have made to make Hebrew a living language again. About 30,000 people speak Sami languages, and with the support of the Norwegian government, it is hoped that number will grow.

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